Toshiba TEC Introduces The APLEX4 Label Applicator For All Types Of Industrial Environments

Toshiba TEC, specialists in Auto-ID solutions, has announced the introduction of a new low cost automatic label print and application system that combines high performance and cost effectiveness. The APLEX4 label applicator is a state-of-the-art solution that is suitable for a wide variety of industrial and manufacturing based environments due to its design, performance, and low cost of ownership.

Boasting features usually only seen on considerably more expensive systems, the APLEX4 is designed for use alongside Toshiba TEC’s industry leading B-EX4T series of industrial printers, to enable simple integration into any production line. With functionality and flexibility to the fore, the truly ‘plug and play’ APLEX4 is supplied with a range of features as standard including tamp pad, air filter regulator, photocell and a test button.

It has the ability to accommodate in-line operation with thermal transfer and direct thermal media, making it suitable for even the most demanding environments. It can handle production levels of up to 30 labels per minute and is available in resolutions of 200, 300 and 600dpi, ensuring compliance with the requirements of the supply chain and distribution industries.

Due to the capabilities of the Toshiba B-EX4T industrial printer range, the APLEX4 can accommodate ribbon lengths of up to 800m, and an automatic ribbon save feature reduces ribbon wastage and downtime whilst maximising efficiency – reducing total operating costs and helping to lower an organisation’s impact on the environment.

With an in-built backlit LCD graphical user interface (GUI), access to information and settings is simple and the APLEX4 can be set to apply labels from the top, bottom or sides and at any rotation angle required. Label sizes from 25x25mm to 116x200mm can be adhered to products and packages of all shapes and sizes, even delicate items, through the simple adjustment of contact pressure levels. Safety is assured thanks to a perimeter signal feature that prevents piston movement in case of access to the enclosed work area, as well as a ‘presence of hand’ sensor option.

Recognising the need to keep production line disruption to a minimum, Toshiba TEC’s APLEX4 and B-EX4T industrial printing and application technology can seamlessly integrate into existing legacy systems, without the need to modify a host system’s hardware or software.

‘The APLEX4 label applicator enables the complete automation of labelling processes and provides a robust, reliable and cost effective solution for businesses across a diverse array of sectors,’ commented Becky Viccars, marketing manager for Auto-ID and Retail products at Toshiba TEC. ‘Easy to use and integrate, it offers the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) on the market and is backed up with the technical know-how and service excellence that Toshiba TEC is renowned for.’